The planning authority for our area is Milton Keynes City Council. Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council aims to review all planning applications which sit within our area. The town council may comment on individual applications on behalf of the community. The planning authority can only take account of observations which relate to material planning considerations.
The town council also works to influence land use and spatial plans as well as aiming to promote regeneration in our area.
Please contact us or your Milton Keynes City Council ward councillors if you have questions or concerns about specific applications or planning policy.
Current planning applications in our area
To view each individual planning application, please go to the Milton Keynes City Council Public Access System. If the links below become unavailable, you can still view the applications by copying and pasting the unique reference number (all of which are below) for each planning application that you are searching for in Milton Keynes City Council's Public Access System.
- Application no: 23/00125/LBC Proposal: Conversion of existing study (an extension to the main house built circa.1960) into a WC and utility room and replacement window. At: 33 Mill Road Bletchley Milton Keynes MK2 2LB. The above application can be viewed via Milton Keynes Council's Public Access System. Any comments you may have about the proposal must be received by 17 February 2023.
- Application no: 23/00136/DISCON Proposal: Approval of details required by condition 11 (noise assessment) of permission ref. 21/00679/FULMMA At: Land To The South of Princes Way And West of Albert Street Bletchley. The above application can be viewed via Milton Keynes Council's Public Access System. Any comments you may have about the proposal must be received by 17 February 2023.
- Application no: 23/00122/HOU Proposal: Certificate of Lawfulness for the proposed demolition of the existing conservatory and erection of a single storey rear extension, and conversion of the existing garage into a habitable room At: 30 Baccara Grove Bletchley Milton Keynes MK2 3AT. The above application can be viewed via Milton Keynes Council's Public Access System. Any comments you may have about the proposal must be received by 21 February 2023.
- Application no: 23/00188/COU Proposal: The change of use from an existing grocery to a hot food takeaway (Sui Generis) with associated works including an extraction fan and wall mounted ducts (resubmission of application ref. 22/02112/COU). At: 189 Queensway Bletchley Milton Keynes MK2 2ED. The above application can be viewed via Milton Keynes Council's Public Access System. Any comments you may have about the proposal must be received by 24 February 2023.
- Application no: 23/00250/NMA Proposal: Non-material amendment seeking to amend the to material finishes of plot 547 and 548 to brick (relating to permission ref. 17/02143/REM for reserved matters application for 248 residential dwellings pursuant to outline planning permission 13/00888/OUTEIS (Phase 5) including all necessary infrastructure) At: Newton Leys Phase 5 Drayton Road Bletchley The above application can be viewed via Milton Keynes Council's Public Access System. Any comments you may have about the proposal must be received by 01 March 2023.
Recent Planning application outcomes and details:
For further planning application decisions made by Milton Keynes Council please view them on the Milton Keynes City Council's Public Access System
Further information about planning in our area
Individual Planning Applications
The town council aims to review all planning applications which are made in our parish and submit our considered comments to Milton Keynes City Council which is the Local Planning Authority. The town council is not a planning authority and Milton Keynes City Council does not have to agree with our views although it does have to consider them before it decides to grant or refuse planning permission.
The town council’s comments on proposed developments are made on behalf of the whole community and must be relevant to national and local planning policies and the legal framework for decision making.
Planning applications are reviewed in Full Council or the Planning Committee meetings and members of the public are encouraged to attend these meetings to observe decision-making, to contact and to submit written representations to the town council or to speak during the public speaking time at council meetings.
Please visit the Milton Keynes City Council's Public Access System to access planning applications in the local area.
Local Development Plan and Regeneration
The town council also aims to influence the planning policies of Milton Keynes City Council especially those contained in the local development plan (Draft Plan:MK, Local Plan and Core Strategy etc). This is undertaken by participating in consultations on behalf of the community and actively advocating for the community on issues such as location of housing, joined up infrastructure and homes, completion of the east/west rail link, the development of an Oxford-Cambridge expressway and development of the town centre among others. The town council recognises that existing facilities within Bletchley need investment and regeneration and the town council is working with Milton Keynes City Council and others to promote and support positive redevelopment.
Planning applications are reviewed in council or committee meetings and members of the public are encouraged to attend these meetings to observe decision-making, to contact and to submit written representations to the Town Council or to speak during the public speaking time at council meetings. You can contact the town council by calling 01908 649 469 or by emailing email@example.com
Central Bletchley Urban Design Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
Milton Keynes City Council has published an Urban Design Framework as a ‘Supplementary Planning Document’ that provides additional planning guidance for future development within the Central Bletchley Prospectus Area.
Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Deal
The government announced the approval of a £22.7mn investment plan for Bletchley and Fenny Stratford from the £3.6bn Towns Fund. The Towns Fund aims to improve the economic sustainability of towns with a focus on creating jobs, supporting town centres, boosting businesses and connecting people to where they live and work. The funding will support the delivery of a number of key projects that will help to bring major improvements to the Bletchley and Fenny Stratford area. More information on the Town Deal is available on the Groundbreaking Bletchley and Fenny website.
There is currently one adopted Neighbourhood Plan in Bletchley and Fenny Stratford. Following a referendum the Lakes Estate Neighbourhood Plan became part of the Development Plan for Milton Keynes in October 2015 and is used alongside the Local Plan and Core Strategy when considering development proposals within the area covered by the plan. Policies in the Lakes Estate Neighbourhood Plan have informed planning decisions for the Lakes Estate, including regeneration. The Lakes Estate Neighbourhood Plan will be refreshed at a later date.
You can find out more about the new proposed Neighbourhood Plan for the rest of our area by visiting the Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Neighbourhood Plan website.